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New Sue Anne Gershenson (MSW '70) Fellowship Created for MSW Student Support

The School of Social Welfare is pleased to announce the creation of the Sue Anne Gershenson Endowed Fund for Graduate Fellowships, established in memory of a dynamic alumna who passed away in October 2011 at the age of...

Editorial on Abducted Children Cites Dean Jeffrey Edleson's Research

In The New York Times’ editorial, “Home Is Where the Harm Is,” author Joan S. Meier draws attention to what she...

Grand Challenges Panel Explores Poverty and Women's Rights in Developing Nations

On February 28th, the School of Social Welfare held the third installment —  and the first of the spring semester  of the...

Seventh Annual Social Justice Symposium Spotlights Activism in Art

The intersections of art, grassroots organization and community advocacy took center stage at this year's Social Justice Symposium, as activist artists were invited to deliver the event's keynote presentations and performances.

Alumna Xiulan Zhang (PhD '99) Named Haas International Award Recipient

School of Social Welfare alumna Xiulan Zhang (PhD ’99) has been selected as the recipient of this year’s UC Berkeley Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award...

California Magazine Editor Wendy Miller Profiles her Great-Uncle and Longtime School of Social Welfare Dean Milton Chernin

The family story about my great-uncle, Milton Chernin, went something like this: In 1925, when he was accepted at Columbia University, Milton was so young that his mother was going to send him to college in short pants...

California Child Welfare Performance Indicators Project Researchers Publish New Study

The California Child Welfare Performance Indicators Project research team’s new article, “Racial and ethnic disparities: A population-based examination of risk factors for...

Professor Michael Austin's Social Justice and Social Work Published

Professor Michael Austin's edited new book, Social Justice and Social Work: Rediscovering a Core Value of the Profession, is being released by Sage.

Haviland Hall Renewal

Haviland Hall, the home of Berkeley Social Welfare, first opened its doors to the UC Berkeley community in 1924. Designed by famed campus architect John Galen Howard, the building to this-day retains many of the classic features and...

Editorial on Improving Mental Healthcare Policies Cites Professor Steven Segal

In the wake of mass shootings that have affected communities across the country, including the recent rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the Sacramento Bee's editorial board released an op-ed calling for renewed...

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